DISCHARGE HEADLIGHT OPERATION


BHE091801052T03

1. A high voltage pulse (alternating current approx. 25,000 V) traveling from the discharge headlight control unit is applied between both discharge headlight bulb terminals, energizing the xenon gas in the bulb.

2. Due to the energizing of the xenon gas, the temperature of the discharge headlight bulb interior increases, vaporizing the mercury and discharging an arc.

3. Due to the mercury and discharging the arc, the temperature of the discharge headlight bulb interior increases further, metallic iodide is vaporized and separated, and metallic atoms are discharged, producing light.

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Metallic atoms
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Terminal
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Metallic iodide
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Light
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Mercury
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Discharge headlight bulb
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Xenon gas
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Discharge headlight control unit